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Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE   

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Distance: 5.554 Kilometers

A two day GP2 Asia Series test was held to officially open the circuit, which was held a week before the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Designed as an Arabian version of Monaco,the twenty-one corners twists through the man made island off the Abu Dhabi coast,passing by the marina and through the Yas Marina Hotel designed and conceived of by New York based architects Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, Asymptote Architecture, and winding its way through sand dunes, with several long straights and tight corners.

The marina-based development includes a theme park, a water park, as well as residential areas, hotels and beaches.

The circuit has four grandstand areas (Main Grandstand, West Grandstand, North Grandstand and South Grandstand) and part of its pit lane exit runs underneath the track. It also houses a team building behind the pit building, Media Center, Dragster Track, VIP Tower and Ferrari World Theme Park.[8] Additionally, one of the gravel traps runs underneath the West grandstand.

The circuit has a few potential overtaking spots. The pit straight down to turn 1 is good for a KERS car. From turns 2, 3, 4 down to 5 will be a good place as a car which has good speed out of Turn 4 could get beside a fellow driver and outbrake them. After turn 7 the longest straight on the Formula One calendar is ended with a heavy braking chicane at turn 8. Finally the long curve down to turn 11 as the potential for overtaking especially for a KERS car


Date Series Event Start Laps Top Speed Fastest Lap Final Time Finish Points
Mar. 12 GP2 Series Practice #1 - - - - - -
Mar. 12 GP2 Series Practice #1 - - - - - 7 -
Mar. 11 GP2 Series Practice #1 - - - - - 9 -
Nov. 05 GP2 Series Practice #0 - - - - 2 -
Nov. 03 GP2 Series Race #2 - - - Contact - DNF -
Nov. 02 GP2 Series Race #1 1 30 - - 1 -
Nov. 01 GP2 Series Qualifier #0 1 11 - - - 1 -
Nov. 01 GP2 Series Practice #0 - 13 - - - 4 -
Nov. 08 Caterham F1 Team - Testing Practice #0 - 86 - - - 7 -
Nov. 17 CATERHAM F1 PRACTICE / TESTING Practice #0 - 74 - 1:44:283 - 9 -
Nov. 13 GP2 SERIES Practice #2 - - - - - 7 -
Nov. 12 GP2 SERIES Race #1 15 - - - - 13 -
Nov. 11 GP2 SERIES Qualifier #0 - 22 - 1:50.236 - 15 -
Nov. 11 GP2 SERIES Practice #0 - - - 1:52.258 - 14 -
Nov. 28 GP2 Series Practice #0 - - - 01:47:280 - 4 -
Nov. 27 GP2 Series Practice #0 - 53 - - - 13 -
Feb. 06 GP2 Series Race #4 3 21 - - - 9 -
Feb. 05 GP2 Series Race #3 24 33 - - - 6 3
Feb. 04 GP2 Series Qualifier #0 - 14 - 01:52:00 - - -
Nov. 01 GP2 Series Race #2 5 22 - - - 5 2
Oct. 31 GP2 Series Race #1 13 33 - - 01:07:57 4 5
Oct. 30 GP2 Series Qualifier #1 13 14 - - - - -
Oct. 24 GP2 Series Practice #0 - - - - - - -
Oct. 23 GP2 Series Practice #0 - - - - - - -